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Old 05-09-2017, 07:10 PM   #1
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I am looking at a 2007 renegade with the volvo 475hp and I shift trans. I had an 04 Columbia with the 450mercedes and I was wondering if anyone had driven both? I have heard the volvo cab is quieter and maybe nicer, but was looking for personal experiences any truck conversions owners have had.
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:29 PM   #2
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Ed S I believe has a Volvo chassis T/C, and I think he's on his second one. I don't know if he had a Freightliner before these. I'll try to message him to get him in here. He has been very quiet around here lately.
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Bottomland, Bob is correct. I am on my second t/c with a Volvo chassis. I cannot give you any information regarding the Freightliner since I have never driven one. One of the things I didn't like about the Freightliner was the split windshield, I think the Volvo cab is a bit larger with less gauges and more computer read outs. Cab noise, I can't say either is louder than another for the very reason I have not been in a Freightliner but I feel the noise level in the two Volvos allows me to talk to the wife at a rather normal voice level.
I think the Volvo takes longer to get up to speed over the Freightliners because of it runs thru the gears but that may just be me pampering my t/c.
With that said. I like what I have, plenty of power, nice ride and everything Volvo..
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Thanks for the info, I think the volvo has already sold. But I found a nice Columbia that I am buying. I watched a lot of videos on the volvo and they all seemed to be really quiet. Maybe my next one will be a volvo! Lol!
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